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overtime. the costs of giving protection to the city's top officials. >> and despite budget deficits, those costs are going up. >> many large jurisdictions offer no such benefit to top officials, but despite a declining population and ever- growing budget pressure, the city not only keeps executive protection in place. it allows it to grow. >> good morning. >> baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake has quite the on to rosh. she arrives in a city suv. -- has quite the entourage. she is protected by city police officers whose sole duty is to provide executive protection. it all comes at a cost. for the last year, over time alone was $103,750. substantially higher than the
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cost for fiscal year 2011. one big reason? the unit got bigger. it grew from three officers to seven officers. the mayor's security troubles with her out of time. that added another $7,700 the last fiscal year. take that plus the overtime costs and the minimum salaries -- the overall cost is enough to cover the starting salaries of 10 police officers. executive protection is also provided to the police commissioner, even though the commissioner carries a drug. two officers made $36,000 in overtime last year and another city official also gets over time -- its executive protection. he says his executive protection officers to other duties. but today we saw them driving
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bernstein at lunch. by comparison, neither the baltimore county state's attorney or the federal attorney has executive protection. we ask the mayor's press secretary to explain the overtime bill and why the size of the unit got bigger. he did not answer those questions. he offered that the mayor and the officers often were 14 or 16-hour days. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> students rallying in support of same-sex marriage at college park and alongside of them several maryland lawmakers. >> the rally was organized by members of the student government organization and planned in conjunction with national coming out day to give students registered and
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committed to voting yes on question 6. maryland legislators and the students spoke to the crowd about the impact young voters can make in this election. they hope they will be as energized to vote as they were in 2008. the latest polling shows more voters in favor of same-sex marriage, but they know that they must not take anything for granted. >> the first step is to get them registered. the second is to let them know how to vote on the issue. we know the vast majority will be voting for equality. >> these are things we are excited about. question 6. >> the voter registration deadline is october 16. early voting starts october 27. reporting live in college park, wbal-tv 11 news. >> five people died in a
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devastating fire in northeast baltimore. four of the victims are aged one, 2, 4, and 7. >> according to the source, investigators are leaning towards clothes to close to a furnace in the basement as a possible cause. this amateur video reveals the intensity of the fire. investigators believe it may have started because clothes were too close to the furnace in the basement. it claimed the lives of four children and one adult. 19-year-old shade was able to save the heard two-month old by throwing him out of a window peeping she jumped out of the same when the. she did not want to talk on camera, understandably.
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the two children on the right is -- what are hers. son paris and-old so did his 2-year-old sister. is -- her father managed to jump from a window, but her mother nancy worrell did not. nancy is the primary caregiver. family members say a 7-year-old also perished in the fire. the victims were found on the second floor in the back bedroom. >> there was smoke, fire. you could see the fire coming out of the window peeping the fire department was trying to get it out the best they can, but it was rolling. >> two firefighters got hurt
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fighting the inferno. 1 fell through the basement and landed on top of another firefighter. >> my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones today in the early morning fires. our prayers go out to the firefighters and their families as well. >> the two firefighters were taken to the bayview burn center with non-life threatening injuries. meanwhile, residents are worried this is another case of arson. there have been two cases in this community recently. however there is no evidence to suggest that yet. >> are breaking story, david. two more cases of lung will meningitis reported in maryland. -- fungal meningitis reported in maryland. the contagion is linked to steroid injections.
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in a must win situation against the yankees. what do you do if you are an orioles fan in new york city and you do not have a ticket? lowell melser joins us. >> as we have been showing you all week, orioles fans have been here. what do you do if you are a baltimore fan and you live in new york city or are visiting and you want to watch the game on your own? we found a place on the east side of manhattan. down in union square on the lower east side is a place ravens and orioles fans need to know about whether you live in the city or are just visiting. the sidebar is are ravens are during football season and sense the orioles' seventh pick up steam, it has become an o's bar
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as well. >> i sent e-mail to all my ravens fans. change the purple to orange. >> the owner says he is seeing a lot of current. >> -- a lot of orange. >> we found plenty of folks from the baltimore area living in manhattan restate it is nice to find a comfortable atmosphere to watch a game. >> it is nice to cheer on your home team and not be around yankees fans. is good to be around orioles fans. >> been in new york, people gossip and around the yankees and no one really cares about the orioles. and then when the orioles started getting good this year -- you know, it came out of nowhere. i think everyone is really
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excited. >> and even though the orioles have an uphill battle after a heartbreaking loss wednesday night, they have plenty to cheer for in a place that feels a little like come. >> it is crazy. it is like the orioles and like those are the baltimore orioles from there on. 16 years later, here we are. >> you better believe it. the side bar will be packed tonight as we play this very important game four and hopefully send it into a final game 5 and take that. a lot of fans of the stadium are hoping for the same thing. we will ever brought up at 11:00. wbal-tv 11 news. >> today family and friends are preparing to say farewell to the former delegate clarence
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mitchell iii. >> saudi ravens hope to take the shine off the cowboys -- how the ravens have to take the shine
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>> former state senator and state delegate clarence mitchell iii served for 23 years. >> he passed away this morning at the age of 72.
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we have more on his life and legacy. >> if he was a state senator, ran for mayor of baltimore in 1971. clarence mitchell iii passed away early this morning. he was one of the nation's youngest legislators when he was elected to the house in 1972. his son was also a state delegate and is now a radio am. here at wba l >> i celebrate the great lie that my father lived, the historic like that he presented -- the great life that my father lived, the historic life that he presented to all of us. >> his nephew, who says his uncle paved the way for so many of today's elected officials. >> it was always about people.
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always about helping people. the little guy. i talked to people who said -- and i come across them all the time, rob. my uncle would go to people and make them feel they were the number one person in the world. >> but there were hard times for clarence mitchell iii. he served 16 months in prison after being convicted in 1987 of influence-peddling. but he never gave up. >> nobody's life is perfect. he would be the first to tell you he had many challenges in his life. what he did was and still in his children and grandchildren a sense of doing something for someone else. >> he went right back into the community and continue working even though he was not in elected office. he was always about people, always about helping. >> funeral arrangements for clarence mitchell iii are
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pending. >> now your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> expect the weather we had today to unfold for the next couple of days. cooler than normal temperatures. dry conditions. a little on the breezy side for many locations. 62 degrees today at dwi marshall. the morning low was a few degrees cooler than normal, but nowhere near the record low of 27 degrees in 1964. downtown at the ann arbor, 62 degrees right now. -- at the inner harbor, 62 degrees right now. we expect clear skies and light winds. although western maryland is holding in the 50's, a sign perhaps of a southwesterly breeze beginning to develop out there. the next cold front is moving
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into the northern lakes. all these showers and clouds our way to our north and probably will stay there. as a matter of fact, we will encounter some very dry air here and it will essentially fall apart as it makes it way through. -- its way through. what we will see is that westerly breeze that carries the ball out of yankee stadium toward the outfield. southwest winds. wins in the west and southwest during the latter part of the game. temperatures cooling in the latter part of this evening. the sunset is coming up in a few minutes at 6:33. high pressure. that front -- again, not a lot of moisture with the. the air is very dry. it should come with partly cloudy skies and reinforced the
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cool, dry conditions for the weekend. we are running a few below normal, but watch out for those winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. with those gusty winds, there is a small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. two-foot waves. in western maryland, a chance for a sprinkle or a shower. they are kicking up the rain and dryout east of the mountains. the weekend starts out beautiful. you could not ask for better weather. sunny skies, a 62 on saturday. all of that central eastern shore. cool fall temperatures. this is tropical storm patty. is the 16th named storm of the season. just to the east of the bahamas. forecast of a weakening as it trips to the southwest. it is not that -- trips to the southwest.
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it is not all that impressive right now. 64 tomorrow. 60 on saturday. perfect running weather on saturday. you might get a lot of sunburn because of the bright, sunny sky. our next gesture rain arrives on monday. >> this is 11 sports. >> uncharted territory for the orioles tonight in new york. for the first time this season, they have to come back from a game where they led for seven innings but roundup losing. raul ibanez pinch hit for alice -- alex rodriguez, delivering the sole home run that sent the game into extra innings. that was 75 straight games the orioles had one. it turns out -- obviously, raul ibanez did the damage. it turns out the name raul
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translates to "wolf council." the wolves are out. >> in the pantheon of orioles history for their losses, i am not sure where that one ranks, but it is pretty high. you would have no idea the orioles had blew the game. he was just happy to play baseball again. >> i am one of these guys to says this means that will happen. on the surface, yes. new york does not have a corner on pressure. there is a tough, tough environment in texas. tough environment for the yankees in baltimore. that is why these guys do what they do. they are the best players in the world. >> jim johnson is pitching all four post-season games.
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i asked how available he is. he said without hesitation "very." >> joe saunders will start for the orioles tonight. the league championship series of running national league -- in san fran, they swept through for the reds in cincinnati. picking up in the fifth inning. grand slam to left field. damage done. at a late reds rallied. giants win, 6-4. the ravens put the long as the hot win streak against the dallas cowboys. there are preparing to make it 14 this sunday. they see dallas coming off a by. tony romo is coming off and
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inconsistencies in. they hope to attack him before he can attack them. >> we will just makes it up. whatever that be coverage-was, pressure, one man zone, whatever. we have got to do a good job of not giving up big plays. and we have but to keep the quarterback of balance and the receivers of balance, and then we are in. >> we will see these seven-day forecast coming up next.
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it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message.
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dit's just that simple, i mean, needit's a no brainer.and. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.
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>> here is a look at what we are working on for 11 news tonight's. the yankees.nst we are live from the bronx. and marylanders will be voting on key ballot provisions, among on key ballot provisions, among them legalizing same-sex
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as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. ♪ ♪
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>> let's check the forecast. >> beautiful. great october whether. partly cloudy skies. gusty winds. we might have a frost and freezing conditions in the cooler suburbs. nice looking the. really grates whether for running the marathon, half marathon -- really great weather for running the marathon, a half marathon. great passing weather, i would said. >> thanks for joining us.
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>> nightly news with brian williams's next. we will see you 11:00. we will see you 11:00. it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year,
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which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message.

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